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                                  Analyzing Imperialist Motives
                ECONOMIC motives included the                              EXPLORATORY motives were based on
                desire to make money, to expand                            the desire to explore “unknown” or un-
                and control foreign trade, to create                       charted territory, to conduct scientific
                new markets for products, to acquire                       research, to conduct medical searches
                raw materials and cheap labor, to                          for the causes and treatment of diseases, to
                compete for investments and re-                            go on an adventure, and to investigate
                sources and to export industrial                            “unknown” lands and cultures.
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                POLITICAL motives were based on
                a nation’s desire to gain power, to                        IDEOLOGICAL motives were based on
                compete with other European countries,                     cultural values such as the belief that the
                to expand territory, to exercise                           white race was superior, other cultures
                military force, to gain prestige by                        were “primitive,” Europeans should
                winning colonies, and to boost                             “civilize” peoples in other parts of the world,
                national pride and security.                               great nations should have empires, and
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                RELIGIOUS motives included the
                desire to spread Christianity, to
                protect European missionaries in other
                lands, to spread European values and
                moral beliefs, to educate peoples of
                other cultures, and to end slave trade
                 in Africa
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